downtown charlottesville

I’m always on the Downtown Mall for one reason or another, and since I always have my camera, it’s frequently an opportunity for photography. Here are some black and white shots, all digital, all edited in Lightroom. I’m a big fan of the last three, which have nice shadows and geometry.

Camera: Leica M Typ 240. Assorted Lenses.

large format street portraits, part 1 of a continuing series

In an effort to improve my portrait photography and use as much film as I can, I’ve been setting up my large format camera on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall and either asking people if they’d like photos, or waiting for people to approach me to talk about the camera and then get a photo taken. The latter happens more often than you’d think. A large format camera is an unusual looking object, and people want to talk about it.

Anyway. These are my first set of shots, taken over the course of last fall. Let me know what you think.

Camera: Intrepid 4x5 | Lens: Nikkor-W 210mm f/5.6 | Film: Kodak Tri-X 320.